Sunday Local Selection: 95.6 mln RMB question, Hebei good/bad/ugly, new BMW product?, Taiwan Straits IP Centre, Nanning achievements, Starve Cancer to Death Medicine

Some local news items of China Intellectual Property 中國知識產權, Xinhuanet.com, Hebei.gov.cn, CNR.cn, Stats.gov.cn and China Quality Daily were presented in one article by China Daily about the following locations: Beijing, Hebei, Fujian, Guangxi, Guangdong. The 95.6 million Renminbi questionThe first item is about subsidies given to 600 companies in Beijing’s technology hub Zhongguancun in the last […]

CNTV (CCTV) Sues China Telecom For Copyright Infringement

Geng Wenxin of Global Times, a state owned news organisation, reports about CNTV (China Network Television) part of CCTV (China Central Television) suing two provincial branches of China Telecom for using its copyrighted content without permission. China Telecom at the Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court (Guangdong province) China Telecom at the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court (Jiangsu […]

More Brooms Sweep Cleaner: Expansion of IPR Tribunals in China

Xie Chuanjiao of the China Daily wrote about the increasing number of IPR court cases and the pilot project of specialised IPR courts in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Fujian (nine intermediate people’s courts and 14 courts at district- and county-level). There will be similar IPR tribunals throughout China. Read […]

Total Makeover in Guiyu: “Recycling” Old Commercial Microchips As New Military Microchips

Messrs. Brian Grow, Chi-Chu Tschang, Cliff Edwards and Brian Burnsed wrote the BusinessWeek article ‘Dangerous Fakes’ about old commercially grade microchips that are salvaged from discarded circuit boards and sold as military grade microships. They reported from Guiyu, Guangdong province, China:“Old chips are burned from circuit boards, workers wash them in the local river and […]

2007 Special 301 Report Presents Special Provincial Review of China

It’s that time of the year again. The USTR’s presents its annual Special 301 Report. Which countries have protected and enforced their IPR adequately and effectively and which have not. The risers, the fallers and the usual suspects, such as China and Russia. This year the USTR airs again the frustrations against China’s alleged lack […]

Guyana’s Court Granted Injunction Against Alleged Counterfeit Lux Soaps from Guangdong

Stabroek News of Guyana reports in a very detailled way about how Unilever sought and was granted judicial relief via its law firm Cameron & Shepherd against an importer of a container of alleged counterfeit soap marked Lux from a port in Guangdong using the customs enforcement route. Read this excellent article here.